OSU Today

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary (Huffington Post)

Aaron Wolf of Oregon State University (whose study of documented water disputes over the past 50 years showed that of the 1,800 disputes, “two thirds were cooperative” and involved “very little violence and no wars”)

Passage of SB 242 means OSU begins own insurance coverage as of July 1 (LIFE@OSU)

Beginning this July 1, Oregon State University and its fellow OUS institutions must begin providing their own insurance coverage.

Oates to speak at OSU on Wednesday (Corvallis Gazette-Times)

Joyce Carol Oates, author and the inaugural recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Lifetime Literacy Achievement, will give a free reading on campus Wednesday. (See also: Joe Beaver Show, Daily Barometer)

Would Banning College Football Actually Help Academics? (Forbes)

Iowa Athletics contributed $9 million to a new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, and Oregon State’s athletic department spent $7 million to open the school’s Academic Success Center. Both are available to all university students.

Polk County plant sale planned for Mother’s Day weekend (Statesman Journal)

This sale is the primary fundraiser of the Oregon State University Extension Service’s Polk County Master Gardener program.


Celebrating OSU Authors: May 8, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., The Valley Library Rotunda, main floor. OSU faculty members publish, on average, over 40 books each year. A special reception with readings by authors from various colleges will present their work at this year’s event.

Pride Week Film Screening: Director Dan Merchant is joining during Pride Week to screen his film “Lord Save Us From Your Followers.” This film discusses many topics and how people feel about Christianity. 7-9:30 p.m. May 8, in MU 208. Free.

Woman Citizen Film Series: “Triangle Fire: The Tragedy that Forever Changed Labor and Industry.” Anita Guerrini, Professor of History, will host a free showing of Triangle Fire, which explores the fire that killed 148 young working women in 1911 and the subsequent activism that changed government’s role in shaping working conditions in the U.S. Tuesday, May 8 at 6 p.m. in Owen Hall 101. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

Faculty Fulbrights: Join OSU Faculty (aspirants, awardees and alums) to discuss how to apply for a Fulbright on May 8 at noon in Heckart Lodge – 2nd Floor conference room. For detailed Fulbright award descriptions for 2013-14, visit the Council for International Exchange of Scholars website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards. For further information, contact Julie Walkin julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu

Horticulture Spring Seminar Series: May 8, 4 p.m. Speaker: Kristin Pool, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, OSU Horticulture Graduate Student, “Small Grain Production: A Generation of Lost Knowledge,” ALS 4000.

Corvallis Climate Change Modeling Community Spring Seminar Series: Chris Daly will present “Links between the spatial and temporal patterns of climate: Implications for mapping the future” on May 8, from 2-3 pm in ALS 4000. Free, open to all.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Music History: Songs to Move the Earth: A Brief History of Environmental Music, with Lorraine Anderson, 4:15 to 5:30, Friday, May 11, MU 211. Join musician-writer Lorraine Anderson on a tour of environmental songs since 1940. Watch video performances, study lyrics, hear about the historical/personal context of each song, and nominate your favorite environmental songs. Free and open to all.

NEW! This Land is Our Land: “This Land Is Our Land: The Music of Environmental and Social Change” is Friday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Corvallis High School theater. Featuring singer/songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Libby Roderick, with an opening number by Corvallis High School’s Spartacapella. Tickets at Grass Roots or http://Corvallistheaters.com

NEW! Entertainment Talk: Lions Gate Films and Sony Pictures producer Steve Moore will speak in the KBVR-TV large studio Friday, May 11, from 12:30-1:30. Moore is the creator/ executive producer of “Open Season” with Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing and Gary Sinise. Moore is a former Barometer editor.

NEW! Oregon Chinese Exhibit: Oregon Multicultural Archives is celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander Month with a display and online exhibit of Oregon Chinese Disinterment Documents related to the 1948-1949 disinterment of hundreds of Chinese immigrants’ remains. The exhibit can be found at Valley Library/University Archives display case through June. Info: Oregon Multicultural Archives Blog Post and Online Exhibit. Contact: Natalia Fernández.

Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash: Portland’s favorite annual pet event is May 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Dress yourself and your furry friend in Beaver orange and enter the photo contest to win a $50 gift certificate to the OSU Beaver Store. Register today with the code “oregonstate2012” and save $5.25 off your registration.

Women of Achievement: Please join us for the 2012 Women of Achievement awards on Wednesday, May 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MU Lounge. We will be honoring the passion and dedication of five exemplary women. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: mirabelle.fernandes-paul@oregonstate.edu

Book Review: “Mink River” by Brian Doyle will be reviewed by OSU’s John Larison at noon Wednesday, May 9 at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. http://corvallis.libguides.com/random

Stephen Giovannoni: Distinguished Professor Lecture. May 9, 10:30 a.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on our faculty. Join us in welcoming Giovannoni as a 2012 Distinguished Professor at his lecture titled: “Small Game Hunting: Pursuit of the Dominant Oceanic Bacterioplankton in OSU’s High Throughput Cultivation Laboratory.”

Andrew Blaustein: Distinguished Professor Lecture. May 9, 2 p.m., CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest designation and academic honor that OSU bestows on our faculty. Join us in welcoming Blaustein as a 2012 Distinguished Professor at his lecture titled: “Confronting Controversy in Science, the Biodiversity Crisis and Kermit’s Dilemma.”

Joyce Carol Oates: Celebrated author Joyce Carol Oates will give a free public talk in Corvallis on Wednesday, May 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU campus. Oates is the recipient of the inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.

“La Mission” Film Screening: Join us for a screening of “La Mission,” May 9, 8 p.m. at Arnold Dining Center; free admission and snacks. “La Mission,” starring Benjamin Bratt, depicts the story of Che, an old-school low-rider who struggles to understand his son’s sexuality. Part of Pride Week 2012 and co-sponsored by the UHDS CRF Program, RHA, APCC and CCCC.

Let’s Mingle: Calling all LGBTQQIA faculty and staff of OSU, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, LGBT NET is sponsoring a Pride Week 2012 event in MU 208 to invite us to build community and explore group interests and needs at OSU. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Beth Wasylow, Beth.Wasylow@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2131

Writing/Song Workshops: Workshop with Carrie Newcomer: “Writing Mindfully: Exploring the Sacred Ordinary for Social Change,” Friday, May 11, 1-4 p.m., MU Room 211. Songwriting workshop with Libby Roderick, “Singing for Our Lives: Songwriting for Social Change”, Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Troubadour Music, Corvallis. To register, visit the Spring Creek website.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th St. Departments may shop weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings, but personal purchases may only be made during public sale hours. For more information, please visit our website.

Lectures and Seminars

NEW! OSU Anthropology Tan Sack Lecture: Clare Cady will be giving a talk titled “Not Even Ramen: College Students and Food Insecurity” on Friday May 11 at noon in Waldo Hall, room 201A.

Environmental & Molecular Toxicology Special Seminar: Paul Slovic, founder of Decision Research at the University of Oregon, will present a seminar “The Feeling of Risk: New Directions in Risk Perception.” He will speak on Wed., May 9 at noon in Ag Life Sciences 4001.

Starker Lecture: Land Use, Climate Change, Water, and Other Ecosystem Services: Connecting Science to Users, Policies, and Programs by Kathleen Farley, Assistant Professor of Geography, San Diego State University. May 10, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 107 Richardson Hall

News for Employees

NEW! Faculty Senate: The May 10 Faculty Senate agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2012/0510. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the Valley Football Center Mendenhall Audio-Visual Theater, Room 206A. Action items include six Category I proposals, proposed revisions to the Graduate Options Regulations and consideration of proposed new faculty ranks. Proposed revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines will also be discussed.

NEW! WIC Lunch, Going Global: A Panel Discussion on Teaching International Students in Your WIC Classroom. Join Greg Friedman, Byrne Brewerton, and Michelle Rutherford (INTO OSU) in a discussion about the potential benefits and challenges that come with a classroom becoming more diverse and multicultural. Friday, May 11, Milam 215, Noon-1 p.m. Complimentary lunch included. Register now!

NEW! Director of International Graduate Admissions Open Forum: Candidate Derrick Alex will briefly share his views of the challenges facing international graduate admissions in the near future and will answer audience questions. Friday, May 11, 2–3 p.m. in the International Living and Learning Center Room 155.

NEW! Faculty Release Time: The Research Office Incentive Programs is accepting applications for the FRT Winter or Spring 2012-13 release solicitation. The FRT program provides limited funding for faculty developing external grant proposals or who wish to further their scholarly activities. Program guidelines and application found here. Information contact: Debbie Delmore, 541-737-8390. Submission deadline: June 25.

NEW! Undergraduate Research Funding Opportunity: The Research Office is now accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity program for Fall, Winter and/or Spring Term 2012-13. This program supports undergraduate research activities from all academic disciplines within the University. Program description and application found here. Information: Debbie Delmore, 541-737-8390. Submission Deadline: June 8.

NEW! Career Services: OSU Career Service’s May Newsletter is now available at: http://oregonstate.edu/career/monthly-newsletter.

Lunch & Learn: May’s Lunch and Learn topic is “Talking to Your Kids about Sex.” OSU’s Kathy Greaves will be the speaker. Are you not sure what information your kids should know at what age? What are appropriate behaviors for your child’s age? What should I say as a parent? Bring your lunch and meet with other parents and learn more about this important topic. Wednesday, May 9 from noon-1 p.m. in MU 211.

Intro to Data Management (5/9, 5/10) and EndNote Web (5/9) workshops this week at the Valley Library as part of the OSU Libraries Graduate Student and Faculty Spring Workshop series. Save your seat and check out the full workshop offerings at: http://bit.ly/graduate_workshops

Mt. Hood: At the May 10 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Alison Koleszar will discuss her research on the eruption history of Mt. Hood. Triad meets in the MU, room 109, from noon to 1. Guests are free to attend and pay $10 if they eat lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783 to reserve a lunch.

Employee Award Nominations: The call for 2012 Exemplary Employee Award Nominations has been extended to May 11. Click on the following link for nomination instructions: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/recognition/exemplary.html. For clarification or questions regarding the nomination process, please contact jeri.hemmer@oregonstate.edu or 737-0547.

Committee Service: Faculty and Classified Staff can access the online Committee Interest Form to volunteer for 2012-2013 committee service; committee preferences are due May 16. Participation is a beneficial staff development opportunity that increases department and unit visibility, and supports the development of our university. If you wish to resign from current committee membership, contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu

Dreyfus Foundation: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation is accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry. Deadline: August 20. Applications should describe innovative fundamental research in the chemical sciences or engineering related to the environment. Guidelines: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/postdoctoral_program.shtml Information: Debbie Delmore, (541) 737-8390.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified:

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Coordinator-Web and Interactive Media position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Posting #0008971. Closes: May 9.

The Department of Public Safety at OSU is seeking applicants for two Public Safety Officers. These are full time positions. Posting #0008923. Full consideration: April 25. Closes May 9.

The University Library is accepting applications for a full-time Library Technician 1. Posting #0008956. Closes May 10.

Accountant 1: Newport OR. Forestry and Oceanic Business Center, F/T, 12-month classified. Posting #0008978. Closes: May 11.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking applicants for an Administrative Program Specialist. Posting #0008983. Closes May 11.

The Office of Admissions invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Recruitment. Posting #0008844. Closes May 13.

Recreational Sports is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month Membership Coordinator position. We seek creative initiative with a passion for wellness. Posting 0008997. Closes: May 15.

The Curry County Extension Office is accepting applications for a full-time Education Program Assistant 1. Posting 0009009. Closes May 17.

Operating Systems-Network Analyst – Enterprise Computing Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Operating Systems-Network Analyst, competency level 3 position. Posting #0008968. Closes May 18.

The College of Business is seeking applicants for a F/T, 12-month position as an Assistant to the Associate Dean. Posting #0008999. Closes May 18.

Student Leadership & Involvement is seeking applicants for a Cultural Programs Coordinator position in the Student Events and Activities Center, full-time, posting #0008974. Closes May 18.

The Academic Success Center is hiring ALS course instructors for four sessions of the summer bridge programs. Complete position descriptions, session dates and application instructions are at http://success.oregonstate.edu/employment-opportunities. Closes May 18.

Accountant 2. F/T position in OSU’s Business Affairs/Student Accounting office. Posting #0009003. Closes May 21.

The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applicants for a full time, classified Fiscal Coordinator 2 position. Posting #0009012. Closes May 25.

Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society is hiring two Research Associate Post Doc positions in tree floral biology/biotechnology and outreach. Posting #0008912 & #0008910. Full consideration: May 14. Closes June 4.

College of Business is recruiting for a full-time Finance instructor to teach 2012/2013 academic year. Posting # 0007284. Closes June 15.

Information Services – Media Services Central Web Services invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed term Project Manager-Business Analyst position. Posting # 0008908. Closes June 30.

Traffic and Maintenance

Harrison Boulevard: The City of Corvallis Public Works Department will replace aging parts of the storm water system on NW Harrison Boulevard, between NW 30th and NW 34th Streets. This project will have impacts on traffic through May 25. Info: 541-766-6916.


Corvallis: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71 and a low of 41 today.

Central Oregon: What a great day, the sun is shining and not a cloud in the sky. Sunny, with a high near 78 and a low near 40. Light wind becoming northwest between 11 and 14 mph.

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